There are 2 main translations of legitimate in Spanish:

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legitimate 1

American English: /ləˈdʒɪdəmət/
British English: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət/

adjective

  • 1.1 (lawful)
    (government/authority/claim)
    (business)
    (tackle/move)
    legitimate child
    hijo legítimo, (hija legítima) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • They are laws because they are instructions given by a legitimate authority, not because they are backed up by force.
    • It would be outside the scope of legitimate judicial interpretation.
    • He says tenancy databases are an important and legitimate tool which help real estate agents carry out their job responsibly.
    1.2 (reasonable)
    (excuse/complaint/interest)
    justificado
    Example sentences
    • Many of the arguments made thus far sound like excuses rather than legitimate reasons.
    • And since when does having a democracy excuse any country from legitimate, reasoned criticism?
    • Well, both factors play a role here, but they really serve as excuses more than legitimate reasons.

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legitimate 2
American English: /ləˈdʒɪdəmeɪt/
British English: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmeɪt/

transitive verb

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